Renewable energy subsidies can reduce costs and change behaviour

HomeSun respond to concerns raised by a Government policy adviser.
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Sept. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Responding to reports today that a Downing Street policy adviser has voiced concerns of the costs of renewable energy subsidies, HomeSun – the UK’s leading provider of free solar panels (Solar PV) to private homeowners – has urged the Government to ensure that its green policies are reducing carbon emissions, long term energy bills and creating long-term behavioural change.

HomeSun’s Managing Director, Daniel Green, said: “Too many renewable technologies offer expensive subsidised energy, but fail to provide any benefit to the consumer, either in their bills or behaviour.

“It is vital that public money is being spent in the most efficient and pragmatic way. Solar PV is one area where the Government can create a viable green economy, reduce carbon emissions and ensure serious behaviour change occurs.

“Solar PV provides everyone with an opportunity to play their role in a green revolution, including those who could not otherwise afford the upfront costs.

“Government policies should provide a robust subsidy regime in the coming years, including within the Green Deal. This will ensure the fledging supply chain is emboldened, lowering the overall costs and lead to a tapering off of the current subsidy levels.”

The Number 10 memo raises concerns about the uptake of energy efficiency schemes, something that will be key in ensuring that consumer bills are protected from rising energy costs.

Domestic solar PV has been many peoples first step to installing energy efficiency measures, leading to behavioural change in their energy use, whilst at the same time lowering their energy bills and saving carbon. HomeSun believe that the subsidies offered to promote domestic solar PV have achieved many of the issues the government are concerned with.

HomeSun provides free solar panels to private homeowners.  The homeowners receive free solar electricity, HomeSun receives the Government’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT).  The agreement is secured through a 25 year 3 month lease of the airspace above the roof.  The homeowner can buy out of the lease at any point.

HomeSun was the first company to install and maintain solar PV panels nationwide at no upfront cost to householders and are now the largest.  The HomeSun ‘free solar’ business model has reduced household electricity bills by around one third and made solar an option for those who would not otherwise consider it because of cost or payback time.

HomeSun is breaking the price barrier of solar PV so that it becomes an  option for millions of homeowners. They intend to use their commitment  and business ingenuity to break down barriers of price and confusing complexity, and to make it easy for homes to generate their own energy. Energy that is clean, that saves people money, improves their homes' value and cuts carbon emissions. Visit the site and find out if your home is eligible for free solar panels.
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